For a seeming paradise environment, San Diego air fills with bad smells: chemical (mostly from pesticides); exhaust (mostly from construction machinery and vehicles); rotting food (from compost and garbage containers); skunky stink (from pot smokers); and urine (from the homeless), among many others. (Got an hour to read? I can give a fuller list.)
So it was a surprise, and relief, when my wife and I hit a sweet smelling zone while walking on May 26, 2023. The Featured Image shows why: Hedge of Honeysuckle. Thank you, neighbor, whomever you are! At a time when more residences erect fortress fences around their properties, someone else chooses a natural barrier that delights the senses—eyes along with the nose.
I used Leica Q2 to make the moment. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/4, ISO 100, 1/250 sec, 28mm; 2:10 p.m. PDT.
The post’s title hat tips John Denver classic “Annie’s Song“, which begins with the same phrase. My wife shares the same name. 🙂